About me

I can help you with your depression, anxiety, relationship problems.  I provide help and support for a whole range of issues in a warm and confidential setting. I bring to my work a warm acceptance and my ability to relate to people from differing backgrounds alongside my theoretical knowledge.

Most of us face emotional distress or psychosomatic problems, situational dilemmas, crises, losses in our lives. Sometimes we feel that we are not fully using our resources and we aspire to realise our potential. The goal of therapy is to facilitate the person’s own resourcefulness, insight and problem solving capacities, to explore feelings and thoughts and to reach a deeper understanding and insight of oneself and the relationships with others in order to get though the difficult times and improve the quality of life.

Through talking therapy I can help you to understand and come to terms with your uncomfortable feelings. I’m not promising you instant happiness but if you are willing to talk about your problems, try and work out where they came from and how to feel differently, then I can help you. Perhaps you are having relationship problems or going through big changes in your life like the loss of a loved one or a job that have a big impact on you personally and you need help to cope with. Or there may be something inside you that you have lived with for some time and that gets in the way and prevents you from leading a fuller and happier life.

I can help by encouraging and supporting you to face whatever it is that is making you low or restricting you. Together we may explore your personal feelings and experiences. It may be painful and upsetting to talk about certain things but you will be able to express your feelings safe in the knowledge that everything you say will be treated sensitively and completely confidentially.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Psychotherapist - Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


2015 - Present: NHS Feltham Centre for Health, West London Mental Health NHS Trust

2013 - Present: Private Practice, Putney, London


2016 The Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust - Certificate in Couple Counselling for Depression

2014 Anna Freud Centre - Certificate in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

2013 University of Roehampton - MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

2004 University of Istanbul Bilgi - MA Cultural Studies

1992 Bosphorus University - BA Psychology

Previously I held senior positions in International marketing and advertising companies. This makes me aware of the difficulties and struggles of these environments and all the consequent stress, anxiety and at times, loss of direction.

My overall life experience and clinical experience (working with clients) has equipped me to deal with a wide range of life problems that including:

  • relationship problems
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • loss
  • work problems
  • existential problems
  • trauma
  • abuse
  • problems relating to your earlier experiences and childhood and all kinds of emotional stress.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

I offer you a welcoming, warm, comfortable, private and confidential place to explore your issues and to be able to express your inner world.

We have an initial session where we meet. Since the relationship between you and your therapist is the core of the work, you have an opportunity to decide whether you want to work with me or not.

The sessions last approx. 50 minutes.

My fees are:

£70 per session for individuals
£100 for couples
A limited number of concessions are available on daytime sessions, please feel free to ask.


I am in full time practice which means that my availability is flexible. I have early morning, daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

I provide therapy in both English and Turkish.

I am registered with Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare and Aviva.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages


Alis Yurddas

Alis Yurddas